EVENT IS SOLD OUT
The Book Loft of German Village is proud to present An Evening with Bruce Campbell. Weather permitting, Bruce will hold a talk and spirited Q&A in our courtyard followed by a book signing inside our store.
Attendees that purchase a copy of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor through our Eventbrite link will get priority in the signing line. The numbered place in line will correspond with when the purchase is made: first come, first serve.
For all others who have already pre-purchased their copy of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor or plan to have a copy through other means, there will be a chance to meet Bruce and have the book signed after the line for priority ticket holders is complete. For those with a book purchased elsewhere, you must still RSVP on Eventbrite to participate in the signing. Bruce will be at our store for a limited time and we want to make sure that every registered attendee has a chance to meet Bruce and have their book(s) signed.
When you arrive at the store, please check in with a Book Loft employee for your number and/or book. After Bruce’s talk we will announce ticketholder numbers by group to line up.
Along with his books, Bruce will sign one piece of memorabilia per attendee.
Photos are “docu style”. Photos with Bruce will not be posed. A Book Loft representative will use the attendee’s camera/phone to take a picture with Bruce when the ticketholder is getting their book signed.
Any further questions? We are requesting that you avoid calling the store and to instead email [email protected]
Your question will be promptly answered.
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out The Shining. After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen King dubbed it “the most ferociously original horror film of the year,” New Line Cinema stepped forward to release Evil Dead in the U.S.
After co-producing Crimewave, a cross-genre comedy written by Sam Raimi, Ethan and Joel Coen, Campbell moved to Los Angeles and quickly gained a foothold producing or starring in genre films such as the Maniac Cop series, Lunatics: A Love Story, Moontrap and Mindwarp, a post-apocalyptic Jeremiah Johnson, during which he met his wife-to-be, filmmaker, Ida Gearon.
Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the second and third films in the Evil Dead trilogy, completing 12 years of work on the cult favorite.
This rough-and-tumble background was a plus as Campbell made his foray into television, first starring in the highly touted Fox series The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr., then as a recurring guest-star on the hit show Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
With these under his belt, Campbell easily made the transition to director, helming numerous episodes and recurring as the King of Thieves in the #1 syndicated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and its follow-up phenomenon, Xena: Warrior Princess.
Bruce has since expanded his range on television, appearing in anything from Disney's update of The Love Bug, to decidedly dramatic turns on the acclaimed series Homicide: Life on the Street and The X-Files. At the invitation of ABC, Campbell ventured into the world of sitcoms with a recurring role on ABC's Emmy-nominated Ellen, participating in one of the three touted “out” episodes.
But Campbell didn't abandon his film roots. During that time, he had featured roles in the blockbuster Congo, John Carpenter's Escape From LA, and the award-winning independent crime drama, Running Time. He followed these up with roles in Paramount's romantic comedy, Serving Sara, Jim Carrey's The Majestic, and all three of Sam Raimi's blockbuster Spider-Man movies.
After a return to episodic television in the swashbuckling series, Jack of All Trades, Campbell took the title role in MGM's cult sleeper Bubba Ho-tep. His directorial debut, Man with the Screaming Brain premiered on the Sci Fi Channel, and Dark Horse Comics published the comic adaptation.
Campbell then directed and starred as himself in My Name is Bruce, a spoof of his B-movie career, then re-teamed with Disney for their fun-filled hit, Sky High.
It’s been 15 years since his first memoir but Bruce is still living the dream as a «B» movie king in an «A» movie world.
Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return from where he left off in If Chins Could Kill with further hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions.
Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead.
Over the last 15 years, Bruce has become a regular on the Wizard World convention circuit, has created his @GroovyBruce twitter account with over 400,000 followers and a Facebook page with almost 250,000 likes. His profile and reach is lightyears beyond where it was for Chins.
Hail to the Chin will be bursting with pictures and the signature humor that Bruce brought to If Chins Could Kill and will be devoured by his legions of fans across the country.
“The book offers insights into the world of independent filmmaking and the life of a “B” actor, but most importantly it succeeds as an evocative memoir that allows the reader to know Campbell.”―School Library Journal
“An insightful and rant-filled guide to being almost famous.”―GQ
“Exceptionally literate yet conversational, wide-ranging but never wandering, and copiously, gleefully illustrated…” ―Booklist
«entertaining and witty...Forecast: While a boon to film cultists and to Campbell's many fans, this book also has enough insights and smarts to appeal to readers with a serious interest in popular culture.»―Publishers Weekly
«Campbell forgoes Hollywood anecdotes for more entertaining tales of struggling to break into the biz (even after Evil Dead II, he had to work security). With a quirky assortment of rants, as well as self-deprecating chapter titles like ”The Higher the Budget, the Lower the Part,” he’s like the dinner guest you wish would never leave.»―Entertainment Weekly